Today is the birthday of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a man by whom many students like me are inspired and still inspiring. My name is Dhruv Prajapati and I am arachnologist, a researcher dealing with spiders of India.
Two years back i got unique very rare spider species from Kerala which was unknown and i described it as a new species.
When a research came in naming part of species i decided to name it on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “The people’s President” and “Missile Man”; and i named the species as “Tropizodium kalami”.
Why i named this species after Kalam sir ?? and my answer is INSPIRATION. Yes, I got inspired by him for my research. Because it was my dream to be an arachnologist and wanted to describe at least one new species but it was too much tough for anyone but one line of Kalam sir “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep” gives me strength to to reach my goal, and finally after two years of hard work in 2016 i described my first new species and also name it on the man who inspired me to do it. Till date i have described seven new species as a part of my research work and some more will come in upcoming months.
This article is written by Dhruv Prajapati. He is a Researcher dealing with spiders of India (arachnologist).